Triumph Scrambler

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by danger_dave, May 29, 2006.

  1. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    I still say spermatex will solve all your problems. :deal
  2. Gormley Green

    Gormley Green Adventurer

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    If you've got the time and the desire, I'd be pretty keen to see some more pics of the mounted screen. Have you had a problem with it loosening like some guys below your post?
  3. rous44

    rous44 Long timer

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    I use the National Cycle Deflector shield and have never had a problem with anything coming loose. It's also fully adjustable for height, angle, and distance from the rider. Really works well.

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    TStrom,
    I found it almost impossible to insert the holders into the shield itself until I carefully removed the flash from those little balls that are supposed to pop into the mounting holes. Used an emory board to clean them up slightly.




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  4. M700

    M700 Been here awhile

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    Max - Great Setup!
  5. NoPoChicken

    NoPoChicken CSMC

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    Gratuitous scrambler next to a fence picture:
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  6. panthercity

    panthercity Cap'n Crunch

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    Like the National Cycle Deflector on my `06. No problems with it coming loose in the last 10k miles.

    I used a hair dryer to warm the holders before attaching them to the shield.
  7. satcen

    satcen Been here awhile

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    Perfect! You came to the same solution and you realized what I have still only in my head. DonĀ“t blame me later for "intellectual propriety stealing" :D
  8. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    Now that might be a stretch! :rofl

    With the rack height on the solo seat above the pipe by a good margin, smaller panniers can be mounted above the high pipe in a balanced symmetrical fashion.
    Keep the weight down and there is minimal penalty for higher mounted bags.
    Aluminum sheet, boxed, bridged or otherwise supported can have good strength.
    Width is only 32-33" overall (including panniers). About the same as my bars.
    I'm sure someone can/will brainstorm a better set-up.

    For me, I also have the large Moto-Fizz tailbag for tent, bag, pad, chair, table etc.
    I have already acquired this gear. It is compact and light. REI is my friend. :D
    My theme is compact and light. I do not want to be pinned or gorged with aluminum/metal boxes if I crash.

    Funny, I have since the beginning thought of me & this Scrambler in the easy going 'Then Came Bronson" style of travel. :lol3
    (I grew up watching it, sorry)

    Oh, I have done a similar centerstand mod as blacktiger has.
    Only with a rubber bumpstop. Probably a temporary fix.
    The answer is a derlin block. As soon as I acquire that I have a dependable long lasting solution for the PITA centerstand.
    I DO need a centerstand for adjustment & lube on the road.

    The Scrambler is the anti BMW/KTM...
    Cheers
  9. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    Max , That is a great solution for luggage . Too bad it wont work on my bike, I have the full seat and stock exhaust. I fabbed up a couple of systems for my bike using 3/8 stainless tubing but never was happy with the results and ended up with the MC Resources setup.

    My shop walls are lined with little projects that I made but never implemented. I really like the way your plates are bent to cradle the bottom of the bag. Thats a nice touch I may use someday If you dont mind being copied a bit.

    As far as the centerstand goes. I have a couple ideas I am working on. I Already have the dimensions to improve the pivot bolts where the stand mounts to the frame . I cant understand why there is so much slop there.
    As soon as I get some lathe time I will make a new set of bolts and post the pics.

    The clunky part of the center stand drives me nuts. For now I use velcro straps. I want to design a latch to firmly grab the stand, but could be unlatched with your foot. my 2nd idea is to use magnets. McMaster Carr sells some pretty cool mounts made for supporting conduit/pipes to steel structures. I have used them in the past and they are super strong.

    Pics to come...
  10. Foot dragger

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    I put the Triumph centerstand on a while ago,Funny how their tolerances for the bolts/bushings are as sloppy as they can be and still work. Yet they arent made in China? I ground the rt side bushing shorter just enough to make a slight bind fit when the bolt is tightened.
    Took 10 minutes and works like a champ so far,no rattles and stand moves easy enough when I deploy it.

    I would be embarassed to charge what Triumph charges for this centerstand and have it fit like China bike parts. Obviously their OK with it.
  11. jharrell

    jharrell Been here awhile

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    Wanted to post one more message and thank everyone for their advise over the past year. I traded the Scrambler in today for a used Victory Touring Cruiser. For the riding I do the Victory will be a better fit. The Scram. has been good and reliable but I can't afford to keep two bikes.
    Thanks again,
    John
  12. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    Fisrt off, Thank you Rhodie! for the caliper relocate.
    Fits as factory. It nice to see quality aftermarket parts which is rare.
    I lucked out in getting one.

    My bike has had a winter of farkling, and I feel no need to do more (ya right :evil ).
    So off on the first small tour this weekend, the Mystery Tour!.

    Here also is pictured my rubber mount to silence my centerstand.
    To be replaced with a derlin U block. :D
    Garage innovation lol. :lol3

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  13. Krahe

    Krahe Been here awhile

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    Sorry to hear you go. :2cry

    I love the Scrambler but if you are going to ride 2000+ mile trips I personally wouldn't pick the Scrambler, the Victory is a better machine for those distances. Ride what you like or what suits your needs, as long as you ride something. Happy trails. :beer
  14. ChrisLX200

    ChrisLX200 Been here awhile

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    Just ridin' my Scram. What better way to spend a sunny day than exploring some country back roads on a great bike?

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  15. Grizzlybear

    Grizzlybear Been here awhile

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    Max, your saddlebag solution is the best that I have seen to date. It keeps the load high for clearing obsticles, fording creeks etc, it keeps the load narrow and it would appear that when viewed from the rear it will be symetrical. This will be the route I will will take when I convert back from a race bike to an outback touring iron. Please post a few more pics with and without the bags fitted including a rear view. Thanks, Griz.
  16. Schmeds

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    What says the collective?

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    I, for one, am diggin' it.
  17. rous44

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    Max,
    Could you tell us the height of the support mounted to the rear fender.
    You said you found it laying around? Lucky find, if it was just the right dimension.

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  18. rous44

    rous44 Long timer

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    Anyone need a Norman Hyde front brake kit? Includes rotor, caliper, pads, and stainless steel brake hose. Never mounted; will sell for half of new price.



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  19. Beach40

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    What does this brake kit have that others don't?
  20. Foot dragger

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    I LIKE it! Where did those dual headlights come from? It would be pretty slick to see where Im going at night. Ive got some little Moto-Lights I saved off my strom,bright halogen things,gotta figure out where and how to put em on the Scrambler.